myelodysplastic syndrome

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myelodysplastic syndrome

n.
Any of a group of disorders characterized by the abnormal proliferation of bone marrow cells that are precursors to blood cells. It is often associated with abnormalities of blood cells such as anemia and leukopenia.
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Myelodysplastic syndrome is a disease in which the bone marrow does not function normally and is sometimes referred to as preleukemia or "smoldering leukemia".